Wakan 100 Roadster — Motorcyclist Magazine

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Channeling The Spirit Of Carroll’s

How did a country that’s still in with Jerry Lewis, and mayonnaise on French fries up with this? Once you out divine intervention and the second of Carroll Shelby, it all comes to an engineer by the name of Joël who has been working on the Wakan 100 in one way or another since he was 14.

He was bitten by muscle-cars in general and Shelby’s AC in particular-the glorious improbability of a retired racer from Texas, stuffing 7 liters of V8 into a spindly little roadster. Nobody else had up with a two-wheeled interpretation, so built this one.

Inspiration was imported from along with 100 cubic of SS V-twin power, an Andrews and a Gates drive belt. The Keihin flat-slide, downdraft is from Japan, and the forged-aluminum wheels and 46mm Ceriani fork come from The most significant French is Domergue himself, a former engineer who got his start in the motorcycle building Scorpa Trials in 1993 with first and then Yamaha engines.

After selling Scorpa this year, he poured the and his considerable manufacturing savvy Wakan, a sacred word the Lakota Sioux language roughly translates to spirit in

The motorcycle itself is a faithful of Shelby’s 425-horsepower icon, and the is still the star of the show. The SS twin hangs from a chromoly steel-tube backbone doubles as an oil tank. Intake air through a stylized 6-71 muzzle atop the airbox as a fuel tank, which the aforementioned carburetor.

Fuel injection is coming. A nylon fuel tank 3.4 gallons of super unleaded a filler cap behind the solo Once you’re there, means two cylinders, two wheels and the

That’s mostly a good The dry clutch takes a healthy and more stopping power up would be nice. Otherwise, steering geometry leading a stiff chassis delivers agility than anything with pushrods under the

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There’s enough steam to 150 mph if you can hang on that long. But again, hanging on to something this is half the fun.

figures to sell 75 percent of the limited-production Roadster in the U.S. at press time the bike was official homologation, so you’d to handle that yourself. But as as you’ve been really that shouldn’t be a problem. Mr.

Claus has connections at the EPA.

A belt drives the dry clutch that carbon-fiber cover The 100-inch SS twin is smooth that it’s solid-mounted.

A belt drives the dry clutch that carbon-fiber cover The 100-inch SS

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